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================================
GUIDE TO LOWER MAINLAND ARCADES:   VERSION 1.0a : 1996.09.29
================================
   by Glenn Tarigan <tarigan@sfu.ca>

   Additional comments by
      "Moby" Henry Kong <hkong@unixg.ubc.ca>
      Andrew Chang <archang@sfu.ca>

Feel free to distribute this document.  Make sure the credits remain intact.
I'd like to get some comments, especially from people who have been to
any of the arcades mentioned here.  What can I do to improve this
guide?  Do you have any details or opinions to add?

Note: "Lower Mainland" refers to a southwest portion of
      British Columbia, Canada.  The major arcades listed so far
      are in the cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam and Vancouver.

 RECENT ARRIVALS
 MAP OF THE LOWER MAINLAND
 INTRODUCTION
 RECOMMENDATIONS
 ABBREVIATIONS & SYMBOLS
  UBC SUBARCADE
  LESTER'S FAMILY AMUSEMENT CENTRE
  LION'S LAIR
  OCEAN STAR
  MOVIELAND ARCADE
  JOHNNY ZEE'S FAMILY FUN CENTRE
  GAME PALACE
  SHOOTING STAR
  SFU ARCADE
  MIDNIGHT STAR
  COMMAND HQ
  JOLLY GENIE'S PIZZA & PLAY PARK
  SIDEPOCKET BILLIARDS
  WESTWOOD MALL
  HIGH-RUN BILLIARDS
 REVISION HISTORY


================
RECENT ARRIVALS:
================
The dates only indicate when I first noticed that the game arrived.

1996.07.07 - Lion's Lair: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
1996.08.10 - Ocean Star: PropCycle (gone by 1996.09.15)
             Lion's Lair: Last Bronx, Diehard & Gunblade NY
1996.08.30 - Lion's Lair: WaveShark & King of Fighters 96
1996.09.12 - Lion's Lair: X-Men vs SF
1996.09.21 - Ocean Star: War Gods


==========================
MAP OF THE LOWER MAINLAND:
==========================
 _______________________________________________________
|~~/  West Van.               /~|      .-.       ||     | 1= Lion's Lair
|~~|   ___          North     |~|     / N \      ||     |    Ocean Star
|~~~'-'~~~\         Van.     /~_'    ( W+E )   /\|'     |    Movieland
|~~~~~~~~~~`-._._           |~|</     \ S /   //\_|     | 2= UBC
|~~Burrard~.-.,~~`-.___.--._/~|  ___   `-'   //         | 3= Lester's
|~~~~Inlet~( <~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`-'~~~\      .//          |    Johnny Zee's
|~~~~~~~~~~|  \~~~.------._.-----.~~|     / /           | 4= Game Palace
|~~~~~~~~~~| 1 """             5  |_> 6   ||            |    Shooting Star
|~~~~~_~~~~_\__                  Coquitlam||            | 5= SFU
|~~~~< `--'<_.-'       Burnaby          _//  Pitt       | 6= Command HQ
|~~~~~|_2                       4     _/~~|  Meadows    |
|~~~~~~~\_  Vancouver     3     _.---'~-=~\_       ____ |
|~~~~~~~~~\_      ____        _/ _,-------.~\__  _/.--.\|
|~~~~~~~|"\~\_.--'~~~~\_    _/~~|          \~--\/_/    \|
|~~~~~~~|  |~~~~~~---~_~`-./.-/~|           \==-/       |  Port Moody is
|~~~~~~~~\_/~|"""    " \~~ //.-~'                       |  a northwest
|~~~~~~~~ __/           ""`//<~/   Surrey        Langley|  neighbor of
|~~~~~~~~|    Richmond ___//_//                         |  Coquitlam, but
|Strait~~|            /~~.---'                          |  its name won't
|~~of~~~~|,_   ____.-'~~/                               |  fit on the map.
|Georgia~~  `-'~~~~~~~/                                 |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-=~~/    Delta                           |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~-==~/                                      |
|~~~~~~~~/"".~~~.'              Scale: |----15km----|   |
|~~~~~~~~|  /~--'               From SFU to UBC is 25km.|
`-------------------------------------------------------'


=============
INTRODUCTION:
=============
If you've ever wanted to find a good arcade or a particular game or
just want to know what the arcades are like in this part of the
world, then this guide is for you.

I've listed the arcades here in sequence from best to worst (all IMHO).
For now, only the near and accessible arcades are reviewed here-- the
farthest arcade is 80minutes by bus from my house.  The ASCII maps are
roughly to scale as I fudged some of the details where convenient.

The descriptions I've put into this guide will not remain true for
long, as arcades (the good ones, anyway) change often.  The data for
my favorite arcades will be frequently updated-- about once a week,
or two-- but other arcades will be ignored until it becomes painful.

Each arcade's description follows this format:
   Name of arcade.
   Date: This shows when I last collected information for this arcade.
   Phone Number.
   Address: I also include a description of its surroundings.
   Summary Stats: The total number of games.
                  Size of arcade in square meters.  (All measurements
                  are rough estimates, sometimes rounded off.)
   Hours: The opening hours.
   Restrictions: Whether smoking, food or drink are allowed.
                 Do they require tokens?
   New games: How often do they get new games?  This is just a guess.
   Seating: Are there stools or chairs available?  How many?
   Lighting: Is it dark inside, or bright?
   Misc: Comments and notes.
   Map: Detailed pictorial, showing where the games are and how
        much it costs to play them.

If you have information on other arcades in British Columbia
(Richmond, for example), please let me know.
Send comments, corrections & suggestions to <tarigan@sfu.ca>.
Can anyone put this document (and future versions) up on a web-page?

I would also be interested in guides to arcades in other cities and
countries, just out of curiosity (I might someday visit your city...).
Anyone up to the task?
Anyway, how do our arcades stack up against those in your city?
I've heard of big arcades, but I want more details.

                                    - Glenn Tarigan <tarigan@sfu.ca>

================
RECOMMENDATIONS & OVERVIEW:
================
If you're not sure which arcades are worth going to, then I suggest
you visit Granville St, UBC and Lester's.  Those are the hot spots.

Lesters has the best SF competition BY FAR in Vancouver...  UBC has the
best competition for most other games during the daytime, and
Wednesday/Friday nights as well...  A brand-new super entertainment
centre (VIRGIN RECORDS) is opening on Robson, called Robson Central.
Expect it to be huge. :)       [Moby]

Summary:                                      Restrictions
--------    Personal        #pooltables  #Seats
             Ranking     #pinballs  m^2/vidgame    Frequency_of_new_games
Name            |    #vidgames Size_of_vidgame_area_in_m^2
-----------------------------------------------------------
UBC             1    62  5  8  275  4.4  40   S    Fast
Lester's        2    77  6  3  270  3.5  30   S    Medium
Lion's Lair     3    57  3  -  175  3.1  15   M    Faster
Ocean Star      4a   49  7  -  150  3.1  11   M    Faster
Movieland       4b   55  8  -  120  2.2   6   M    Fast
Johnny Zee      5a   31  4  -  140  4.5   0   SFT  Medium
Game Palace     5b   31  4  -   95  3.1   6   SF   Medium
Shooting Star   5c   25  3  -   85  3.4   0   SFT  Medium
SFU             6a   19  4  -   72  3.8   2   -    Medium
Midnight Star   6b   28  4  -   80  2.9   5   M    Medium
Command HQ      7    41  5  -  160  3.9   0   SFT  Very Slow
Jolly Genie's   8a   25  2  -  100  4.0   2   SFT  Glacial
Sidepocket      8b    9  2 13   30  3.3   0   SF   Slow
Westwood Mall   8c   10  -  -   30  3.0   0   S    Slow
High-Run        8d    6  - 12   40  6.7   7   -    Medium
                   -------------------------
            Totals: 525 57 36 1822  3.5 124

        S = no smoking
        F = no food or drink allowed
        T = tokens must be used
        M = no minors allowed

Here are some notes about specific games:
   (I don't play many games, so I need some comments from others.)

Daytona USA: The largest group is at UBC: 8 linked seats.

Die Hard: The cheapest game of Die Hard is at Lester's Arcade:  it
   costs 75 cents for 3 lives.  Other places cost a dollar for 3
   lives, or sometimes only 1 life!

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
   If you want to find enough people to join you for a 3 or 4 player
   game then UBC (they have two units) and Lester's Arcade are the
   best places.  SFU is actually not too bad during the autumn
   semester from noon to around 1500 on weekdays.

   The new version (in which cheaters can't use the glitch) can be
   found at these places: UBC, SFU and Midnight Star.  Game Palace
   has a Japanese version which has katakana for the names, so people
   haven't bothered trying to find the invincibility code.  If you go
   to Lester's, you'll constantly have to deal with people who use the
   glitch.

   Lion's Lair's machine has the buttons for Magic and Select switched
   around, so it takes a bit of time to adjust to it.  However, I
   wouldn't play there in the first place because the buttons are
   damaged.

Magical Drop II:
   Lester's is the only place that has this game on a megalo unit.

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: The best place to play this is at UBC:
   it's on a megalo screen and it's best two out of three rounds--
   when it's crowded, you can often have seven or more spectators.  In
   contrast, Lion's Lair and Game Palace have it set to best of one
   round and it's in a regular-size cabinet.

Virtua Fighter 2: Lester's is the only place that has this game on a
   megalo unit, but it's set to high damage settings...

   Lion's Lair is a good place to play: 50cents for 3 of 5 rounds.
   They have the short black joysticks which I prefer.  They also have
   comfortable stools.  Most of Vancouver's best VF2ers used to go to
   UBC, but I think they go to Lion's Lair now.      [Moby]


========================
ABBREVIATIONS & SYMBOLS:
========================
Note: All these games exist in at least one arcade.  If the game is no
      longer available, then I will remove its abbreviation from this list.

      All abbreviations listed here have at least one capital letter.
      If an abbreviation used in a map is all lower-case, that means
      that I've created it for just that one map and you should look
      below the map for its own list of abbreviations.

   A3 = Alien^3: The Gun
   A51 = Area51
   AF = Aero Fighters (aka Sonic Wings)
   AP = Atomic Punk
   AvP = Alien Vs Predator
   BAT = Battle Arena Toshinden
   BB = Battle Balls
   CKill = Crypt Killer
   CR = Chain Reaction
   CUSA = Cruisi'n USA
   D&D1 = Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
   D&D2 = Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
   DH = Die Hard arcade
   DUSA = Daytona USA (minimum 2-seats)
   EA2 = Elevator Action 2
   FL = Final Lap: 2 seats (Atari)
   FV = Fighting Vipers
   G2 = Gauntlet II
   GA2 = Golden Axe 2: Revenge of Death Adder
   Gal = Galaga
   GBNY = Gunblade NY: Special Air Assault Force
   GP = Gals Panic (like Quix, but with pics of naked women in background)
   GT = Golden Tee 3D Golf
   Hockey = bubble-dome hockey game (vaguely similar to foosball)
   I500 = Indy 500 (Sega) (minimum 2-seats)
   KoF = King of Fighters
   LE = Lethal Enforcers
   LE2 = Lethal Enforcers II: Gunslingers
   Mac = Macross (vertical shooter)
   MD2 = Magical Drop 2
   MK = Mortal Kombat
   MS = Metal Slug
   MSH = Marvel Super Heroes
   MTT = Manx TT Superbikes (minimum 2-seats)
   NBA = NBA Jam
   NBA2 = NBA Hang Time
   NHL = Open Ice
   PB = Puzzle Bobble  (aka Bust-A-Move)
   PP = Puzzle de Pon
   PR = Primal Rage
   R = Raiden
   Race = Race Drivin' (Atari)
   Rave = Rave Racer  (minimum 1 seat)
   R2 = Raiden II
   RDX = Raiden DX
   Rev = Revolution-X
   RnG = Run N Gun
   S45 = Strikers 1945
   SB = Snow Bros
   SC = Solitaire Challenge
   StB = Starblade-- cockpit
   SE = Soul Edge
   SE2 = Soul Edge, Version2
   SF = Street Fighter
   SFA = Street Fighter Alpha
   SG = Star Gladiator
   SH = Shanghai
   Si = Super Sidekicks
   Simp = The Simpsons (4 players)
   SPF2T = Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
   SS = Samurai Shodown
   ST = Steel Talons: 2 seats
   T2 = Terminator 2-- gun-game
   TC = Time Crisis
   Tet = Tetris
   TK2 = Tekken 2
   TMNT = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
   TMNT2 = TMNT: Turtles in Time
   TP = Tetris Plus
   UMK = Ultimate Mortal Kombat
   V-On = Virtual On: Cyber Troopers
   VC = Virtua Cop
   VP1 = Viper Phase 1
   WM = WrestleMania
   WR = World Rally
   XM = X-Men: Children of the Atom
   XMen = X-Men (6-player game by Konami)
   XvSF = X-Men vs Street Fighter
   ZT = Zero Team USA

  If there is a number in brackets next to the name, it indicates the
  number of linked seats.  This usually applies to racing games, and
  only if there are more than the minimum number of seats.

  Most sequels are just the abbreviation + the appropriate number.
  e.g., R2 = Raiden II;  Si3 = Super Sidekicks 3;  MK2 = Mortal Kombat 2

   f# = non-videogame; often dispenses tickets which
        can be redeemed for prizes
   p# = pinball machines.  Unless otherwise stated, all pinball games
        are 3 balls per play.
   v# = vending machines
   x# = uncommon videogame which doesn't deserve a proper abbreviation

   # = walls     (in case you're wondering: I've played Moria & Angband)
   % = a desk, counter-top, or half-height wall
   ! = glass partition/wall (sometimes it's glass only for the top half)

   -'\_-./  = these characters represent hand-rails, or any border-rail.

   + = doors
   p = pay-phone
   ] = garbage receptacle
   < > = stairs: only 2 to 4 steps high, unless otherwise indicated
   $ = change machine
   / = indicates that the game is in a megalo unit (big screen)
    ____     .-.
   |_1__| or |2| = pool table (the number is an aid for counting)
             | |
             `-'
    N   = Compass directions.  Most maps have north as facing up.
   W+E    North would be in a different direction if I otherwise
    S     couldn't fit all the details within 80-columns width (usually).

 The following symbols are placed next to the game abbreviations to
 indicate the cost for one play:
   - = 25 cents
   ~ = 50 cents to start, 25 cents to continue
   = = 50 cents
   : = 75 cents to start, 50 cents to continue
   ^ = 75 cents
   * = 1 dollar
      (All amounts are in Canadian dollars.  $1CAN =~ $0.72US)

Notes: For certain games, when counting the number of
       game consoles: 1 unit = 2 seats.  Examples include
       Daytona USA, Manx TT Superbike, and Virtual On.

       Neo Geo consoles count as 1 unit, even if they have 2 or more games.

       "Loon" and "loonie" refer to the 1-dollar coin.
       "Twoonie" refers to the 2-dollar coin.


==========================================
University of British Columbia Sub-Arcade:   As of 1996.09.26
==========================================
Phone: 604-822-3692
Address: Located in the lower floor of the Student Union Building,
   which is just north of the main bus-depot.
Summary Stats:
   62 videogames: 48 games + 14 duplicates
    5 pinballs
    8 pooltables
    4 miscellaneous: 3 hockey + 1 basketball

   Area: 275m^2 for videogame section
         155m^2 for pooltable area

   List of duplicates:
      2 D&D2, 4 DUSA, 2 MSH, 2 NHL, 6 PB, 2 V-On, 2 VF2, 2 SFA2
      = 22 units - 8 games = 14 extras

Hours: Open every day except Christmas.
       Mon-Thu 0800-0100
           Fri 0800-0200
           Sat 1000-0200
           Sun 1000-0000
       During the summer (there are no classes) they open at 0900
       instead of 0800.
Restrictions: No smoking.  But food & drink are allowed.
   There is a snackbar, pub, deli, cafeteria and more in the vicinity.
New games: 1 to 3 weeks.  One of the best.
Seating: ~40 padded stools.
         ~17 padded stools for pooltable area.
Lighting: Dimly lit by track-lights.  The pool-table area is brighter.

Misc: They have several change-machines, one of which accepts
   twoonies.  All accept loonies, $2, $5 and $10 dollar bills.

   There are from 2 to 4 staff present at any time.

   It's quite empty during the summer afternoons, though fairly good
   crowds appear during the evenings on weekends.

   This is my favorite arcade because they have the games I like and
   you can't beat a big university for the huge daytime crowds during
   the semester.  There's a lot of room for spectators.

   The games are usually turned on all the time.  Some machines are
   reset when they do their (frequent) rearranging.

   This arcade changes more often than any other major arcade here.
   That is, they are often renovating the place and moving games
   around, shifting their arrangement (not necessarily getting new
   games).  They are also quite responsive to complaints and will
   repair or upgrade games in a reasonable time.

Map:
    <------ 7m ------>

    ###############++#
 ^  #     ______     #
 |  ##   |__1___|    #        E
 |  +     ______     +       N+S
 |  ##   |__2___|   ##        W
 |  #     ______     #
 |  #    |__3___|    #
 |  #     ______     #
 |  ##   |__4___|   ##
22m #     ______    ]#
 |  #]   |__5___|    #
 |  #     ______     #
 |  #    |__6___|    ##
 |  #     ______      ##
 |  #]   |__7___|      ##
 |  ##    ______   ]#   ##
 v  #v3  |__8___|   *V-On##
  ^ #                *V-On##############
  | #^DUSA               =KoF96 *GBNY/ !
  | # (8)                     *DH      !
  | #                                  !!!
  | #     *air                             Entrance
  | #      hockey     ]
  | #              !!!!!!+!!             !!!!
  | #=p1           !service! *SFA2/    *VC2/!
  | #=p2  =Hockey  !booth +####################
  | #             $#!!!!+#         #          #
 18m#=p3          ]$     #         #  Men's   +
  | #=p4                 #         # Washroom #v1
  | #=p5  *air    *CKill/#         #          #v2
  | #      hockey        #         ############v1
  | #             *SPF2T/#         #          #
  | #*A51/               #         #          +
  | #                    #         #  Women's #$
  | #=NBA2/         *SG/ #         # Washroom #v1
  | #       ]            #         #          #v1
  v ####%%%###$   ]###%%#######################
 ^  #    =MSH     =D&D2 -Si2  -CR -Tet -SH   +
 |  #-XMen                  f1=         -PP  +
 |  #                 =MSH     -PB PB-       ##
 |  #~NHL    *RnG2   -PB PB-     -PB      -RnG#
 |  #       LE- VP1-   PB-           =SE2     !
 7m #~NHL                  =MS    -KoF95 VF2= !
 |  #            -GT     -MD2 Si3-   =S45     !
 |  #-mf      -LE2 D&D2=   -XM                   Entrance
 |  #
 |  #      -SFA  =SFA2 -Mac      -kr -SS2 =VC !
 v  #    -UMK3 =VF2 -KI  -SS3 -R2 -RDX  =TK2  !
#####++++###############################!!!!!!!
   ]  Entrance                        +
                                      +
     <----------------- 14m ------------------>

  v1 = drinks machine
  v2 = candy machine
  v3 = Fire Bird II: music player: 25 cents

  f1 = Hoop It Up: simulated free-throws

  p1 = Theatre of Magic   5 plays = $2
  p2 = Stargate
  p3 = Waterworld
  p4 = Apollo 13          6 plays = $2
  p5 = Pinball Magic      5 plays = $2

  D&D2 : Both machines are the new version.
  RnG2 : $2 for full game.
  V-On : Deathmatch mode (no time limit) for versus human.

  kr = Knights of the Round
  mf = Meta Fox


=================================
Lester's Family Amusement Centre:   As of 1996.09.21
=================================
Phone: 604-438-1366
Address: 6400 Kingsway Hwy, Burnaby.
   East of the intersection of Gilley St and Kingsway.
   It isn't next to any center of major activity (i.e., a shopping mall).
Summary Stats:
   77 videogame units: 70 games + 7 duplicates + 2 more on Neo Geo
    6 pinballs             (2 DUSA, 2 SFA2, 2 SFA, 4 Solitaire, 2 Mahjong)
    3 pool tables
   15 miscellaneous: 3 hockey + 1 basketball + 1 football +
                     2 crane-games + 8 others
   Area: 270m^2
          70m^2 for pooltables and non-videogames

Hours: Open 24hrs a day every day of the year.
Restrictions: No smoking.
   Eating/drinking is allowed: they sell food in the adjoining
   snackbar.  There's also an internet cafe upstairs.

   They're the only arcade I know of in which you have to leave your
   bags at the counter.

   "DRESS CODE AFTER 8PM-- NO DIRTY OR TORN CLOTHING, NO MACK JACKETS."

New games: 3 to 6 weeks.  They do a fairly good job of getting the
   current games, but lag behind Lion's Lair by a few weeks or worse.
Seating: ~30 wooden stools.
Lighting: Dim.  Strips of red and blue neon lights line the edges where
   the ceiling meets the walls.  In the middle part of the arcade is a
   long strip of dim yellow light bulbs.  The ceiling is tiled with
   mirrors, which helps to stretch what little light there is.

   The sections on both sides of the pooltable area have no lights at all
   and no mirrors on the ceiling.

Misc: There are two change-machines which accept loons, twoonies
   and 2 & 5 dollar bills.  Lately they've adopted a policy of
   rejecting ten-dollar bills because of a counterfeit scare.

   You can get help at the attendant's desk in the middle of the
   arcade.  They have a staff of one to three people in the arcade at
   any one time.

   At the service desk is a black&white TV displaying the security
   camera sweep of the parking-lot and entrances.

   The noise level of the games is probably the loudest anywhere.

   For the kids, they have ticket dispensing games, for which you can
   collect prizes.

   The men's washroom really reeks of urinal cakes.  You can smell
   it all the way from the Virtual-On machine.

   It's very busy on Friday and weekend evenings through to the
   wee hours of the night (e.g., 0300hrs).
   Not very busy during the daytime.  Gets more crowded towards 1700hrs.

   Their game prices (for the games I like, anyway) are often better
   than at other arcades.

Map:
 <---5m---><-----------------20m---------------------><----8m----->

                               Entrance                      Entrance
                            ]]                         p ]
 ##############################+++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!##!#!#!#++!!!   ^
 #-Simp ^or -neo1/ ^SFA2/ =VF2/ TV  -KoF96 ~g-loc   p1#TV         !   |
 #  =tm  *MTT =SFA/ ^SFA2/                          p2#    to<<<<<!   |
 #                             -BB -neo2 =SE2 -KI   p3#    upstair#   7m
 # foo    #       =Rave        ~KI2 -PB =NBA2 =D&D2 p4#-c1  cafe  !   |
 #        #*V-On  -TK2 *GBNY/  -f1 =NHL    ^DH      p5#-mj        #   |
 ##########                      =RnG2              p6#           !   |
 ########    *DUSA         =VC           =f2  =f3               TV#   v
 #        #     (4)    =A51 %%%% $   v1.--------------#  ]#%%%%#### ^
 #+#####+##--------------%%%%  2TV%  v2|-nba1 -G2 =SFA##+##food   # |
 #wom#men #-R2 -bb ~S45  |   desk %>>>>| -UMK3 -XM -sf#   +service# |
 #en #    #     -AP  -pac|%%%%%%%%%    |=SC           ##+##%     %# |
 #   #    #-TP           <  v3    $    >  =Hockey  -VF#   #%  %  %# |
     #    #-Gal -PP -WM  <             >           -mj#   #   %  %# 8m
          #-ark -WR =MSH | .-. .-. .-. |   2 air  -SH3#   #   %  %# |
          #-Tet  -GA2    | |1| |2l |3| |  hockey  -SH2#   #   %  %  |
    N     #              | | | | | | | |          -RDX#   #   %     |
   W+E    #  -LE2  -ZT -R| `-' `-' `-' | -T2 -LE  -RnG#   #         |
    S     #-kb   -SB -AP2|             |-BAT2  -EA    #             v
          #############################################

  f1 = Neck and Neck (ticket dispenser)        v1 = pop machine
  f2 = Full Court Fever: mini-freethrows       v2 = snack machine
  f3 = 2 Minute Drill: football throwing       v3 = music machine
                                               TV = TV mounted on ceiling
                                                   (always sports events)
  foo = 9 non-videogames; some dispense tickets,
         2 are doll crane games, 1 has toy prizes

  p1=Stargate       1play=50cents
  p2=Shaq Attaq     1play=50cents
  p3=Guns N'Roses   1play=50cents; 4plays=$1.50; 6plays=$2
  p4=White Water    1play=50cents
  p5=SF2            1play=50cents; 2plays=75cents; 3plays=$1
  p6=Baywatch       1play=50cents; 6plays=$2

  ark = Arkanoid
  bb = Buster Bros
  c1 = 4 Magical Touch: touch-screen cardgames & trivia
  g-loc = G-Loc Air Battle (cockpit)
  kb = Krazy Bowl
  mj = Mahjong
  nba1 = NBA Jam Extreme (Konami)
  neo1= 25 cents: Puzzle de Pon, Samurai Shodown3,
                  Magical Drop2, Aero Fighters 3
  neo2= 25 cents: Puzzle Bobble, Metal Slug
  or = Outrunners (2 seats)
  pac = Pac-Man Plus
  sf = SSF2T
  tm = T-Mek (2 seats)


===================
Lion's Lair Arcade:   As of 1996.09.24
===================
Phone: -unknown-
Address: 1014 Granville St., Vancouver.
   Located in the downtown core, on the east side of Granville St,
   by the intersection of Nelson St.  This is one of the more
   seamy parts of the city: lots of the homeless, beggars, and a
   number of porn shops too (7 of them within two city blocks, if
   you're interested).

Summary Stats:
   57 videogame units: 51 games + 6 duplicates
    3 pinballs        (2 GBNY + 2 SC + 2 KoF96 + 2 DUSA + 2 mrun + 2 XvSF)
   Area: 175m^2
Hours: Open from 0900 to 0100 everyday.
Restrictions: 18 years minimum-- there are a few games depicting nudity.
   Above the service desk is a calendar with a nude-of-the-month, too.

   Smoking and eating/drinking are allowed.
   There are many smokers around, and most games have cigarette burns
   on their consoles.  They put signs on the games asking that you not
   put cigarettes on the games, but they forget to provide ashtrays,
   and most people ignore the request.

   During the summer there is a strong wind from the air-con at one
   corner, where you can get away from the smoke.

New games: 1 to 3 weeks.  This arcade is almost always the first one
   to get the latest games.
Seating: ~15 padded stools
Lighting: Bright.  The central section of the room has tiled-mirrors
   on the ceiling.

Misc: They have more of the latest games than UBC and Lester's
   *combined*, which is funny, considering how much bigger those other
   two arcades are.  On the other hand, the games often cost more to
   play, and it's more comfortable to play at the other places.  Ocean
   Star is the only arcade that has new games that Lion's Lair doesn't
   have.

Map:                                                                    N
    <---------------------------- 26m ------------------------------>  W+E
                                                                        S
   ###################################################################
   !wave *GBNY/  =SC  =VF2 *sml =KoF96 =BAT2 =EA2 *VC/ -smj =S45 =p2 #  ^
 E !    *GBNY/ *wg =SC =D&D2 -soc  =sku =SE2  -clu  =wcb *vs/ =p1 =p3#  |
 n !                *DH  =VFK =KoF96 -PB =sh3  =WM   #=mw            #  |
 t !!!]                                                         =RnG2#  |
 r   +  *V-On#*DUSA(4) #*ww *mrun(4) =ba# *MTT ]                 #   #  7m
 a   +                                            ]~Rev  -AP2 -x1    #  |
 n !!!%%%%%                                       v2 *SPF2T -GP2     +  |
 c ! desk   $   *SG/ *SFA2/ *CKill/ =NBA2  =TP *VC2#######+######+#+##  |
 e ##########v1   *XvSF/ #*LB/  ~NHL =GT#=MD2 -Tet #         #wash#     v
   #################################################         #room#

  v1 = Pepsi pop machine
  v2 = air-conditioner

  p1 = Breakshot  : 5 plays = $2
  p2 = Apollo 13  : 6 plays = $2
  p3 = Independence Day : 6 plays = $2

  SPF2T : Best of 1 round only.

  ba = Bust-A-Move Again
  clu = Clutch Hitter
  smj = Super Mahjong
  mw = Miss World '96
  mrun = Midnight Run: Road Fighter 2 (Konami)
  sku = Skull Fang  (vertical shooter)
  sml = Super Major League (Sega)
  soc = Soccer Superstars
  vs = Virtua Striker
  wave = Wave Shark : $2 per game
  wcb = World Class Bowling
  wg = Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
  ww = WingWar
  x1 = The Skins Game (golf)


==================
Ocean Star Arcade:   As of 1996.09.24
==================
Phone: 604-669-3434
Address: 1039 Granville St., Vancouver
   Located near to Lion's Lair, on the other side of the street.
Summary stats:
   49 videogame units: 46 games + 3 duplicates + 5 extra Neo Geo games
    7 pinballs                   (2 GBNY + 2 TC + 2 rally)
   Area: 150m^2 for videogame area
          50m^2 for pinball area
Hours: 0900 - 0100 everyday.
Restrictions: 18 years minimum: there are a few games depicting nudity.
   Smoking and eating/drinking are allowed.
New Games: 1 to 3 weeks.  They have new games that no one else gets.
   Just not as many as Lion's Lair.
Seating: ~11 unpadded stools
Lighting: Dimly lit.  The pinball area is brighter.

Misc: This is an arcade on the cutting edge.  They tend to charge more
   than the others for the less recent games.

Map:
                  N
                 W+E                #################################
                  S                 #v1%%%-mj -R2 ~bf ~NHL $$ Desk  !     ^
                                    #      -ll -Mac NBA *VC2  %%%%%%! E   |
  #######+###+#############+#######+#                               ! n   |
  #                          %          -ng1 =MSH -wof *SE2 *SFA2   ! t   |
  #                          %%%%%%    -ma -ng2 ~BB  *FV  *DH       + r   8m
  # *dwars            =MS/   # -Tet  -LE =SC -GP2 *KI2 *A51/  acom  + a   |
  #>                         -golf     -AF *VF2 *XvSF *NBA2 *TC     ! n   |
  #>                                                                ! c   |
  #>  =p2 =p4 =p6       -tum -td -WR =turf *rally *Rave *wg  *GBNY/ ! e   |
  #>=p1 =p3 =p5 *p7 ##+#  -bk ~lnl -ZT *DUSA  (4)  *V-On *TC/ *GBNY/!     v
  ###################  ##############################################
                    washroom
  <--------9m------->
                     <----------------------21m-------------------->

  v1 = pop machine

  p1 = Big Hurt
  p2 = Who Dunnit    5plays=$2
  p3 = Golden Eye    5plays=$2
  p4 = Attack from Mars  5plays=$2
  p5 = Twister           5plays=$2
  p6 = Barb-Wire
  p7 = Tales of the Arabian Nights    2plays=$1, 5plays=$2

  DH : $1 = 1 life
  SE2 : $1 = 2games
  FV : $1 = 2games
  VF2 : $1 = 2games
  NBA2 : $1 = 2 games
  Rave : 2 seats

  acom = Air Combat 22: VR helmet & chair   (out of order)
  bf =  Batman Forever
  bk = Battle K-Road
  dwars = Drug Wars : $1=3credits   (laserdisc gun-game)
  golf = The Skins Game
  ll = Lucky Lines (video slot machine): 25cent = 10credits
  lnl = Locked'N Loaded  (2 guns)
  ma = Mai Jong
  mj = Majong
  ng1 = PB, KoF95, Super Sidekicks3, 2020 Super Baseball
  ng2 = SS3, Aero Fighters3, Fatal Fury3, PB
  rally = Sega Rally Championship 1995
  td = Thunder Dragon
  tum = Tumblepop
  turf = Neo Turf Masters
  wg = War Gods
  wof = Warriors of Fate


=================
Movieland Arcade:   As of 1996.09.24
=================
Phone: 604-681-6915
Address: 906 Granville St.
   At the intersection of Granville & Smithe St.  There's a MacDonald's
   restaurant on the opposite corner of the intersection.
Summary stats:
   55 videogame units: 54 games + 1 duplicate (Soul Edge)
    8 pinballs
   Area: 120m^2 for videogame area
Hours: Mon-Sat 0900-0100
           Sun 1000-0100
Restrictions: Smoking and eating/drinking are allowed.
   18 years minimum: there are a few games depicting nudity, plus adult
   movies in the back.
New games: 2 to 4 weeks.
Seating: ~6 padded stools.
Lighting: Dim.
Misc: There are some good bargains here.  For instance, Strikers1945 and
   Fighting Vipers only cost 25cents here.

Map:

  N    <------------------------ 20m -------------------------><----9m--->
 W+E
  S   #####################################################################
^   E !*DUSA(6) =p1 =p3 =p5 =p7 -Rev =WM -S45  -pl  -bb -cs    | 10       #
|   n  !      =ST =p2 -p4 -p6 =p8 =TK2 -PB -col -GP2 -EA2  -T2 | film     +
|   t  +                                                   -RnG| booths   #
6m  r  ! %%  *DH -PB -te -lf -chq -Tet -R2 -MS =UMK3 =aft             #####
|   a  !%%%    -AF -LE -Gal -SF2 -AP =SE -GP3 -FV -TK               ###
|   n  +                                                   *A51|    +wash
|   c  !   -FL2  =cyc  *VC  =KI2 *SFA2 -VF =SE -RDX =D&D2      |    #room
v   e ! =or  *V-On *GBNY/ -VP1 =VF2 =TK2 =SFA -KoF96 =NHL =MSH |    #
      ###############################################################

  p1 = Fish Tales                             2plays=75; 3plays=$1
  p2 = Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure   2plays=75; 3plays=$1
  p3 = Terminator 2: Judgment Day             2plays=75; 3plays=$1
  p4 = FunHouse                               4plays=$1
  p5 = Star Trek: TNG                         2plays=75; 3plays=$1
  p6 = Doctor Who
  p7 = Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D   2plays=75; 3plays=$1
  p8 = The Addams Family                      2plays=75; 3plays=$1

  D&D2 : 2 players only
  V-On : best of 3 rounds vs CPU
  Steel Talons : 75cents = 2 credits

  aft = After Burner
  bb = Buster Bros
  chq = Chase H.Q.
  col = Columns (Sega)
  cs = Casino "Strip"
  cyc = Cyber Cycles
  lf = Lightning Fighters
  or = Outrun
  pl = Poker Ladies
  te = Twin Eagle II


===============================
Johnny Zee's Family Fun Centre:   As of 1996.09.21
===============================
Phone: 604-433-6472
Address: 218-6200 McKay Ave, Burnaby
   In the upper floor of Station Square, next to the Eaton's Center Mall.
   This is a very busy shopping area.  Easily reached by Skytrain.

   Note: Skytrain is a rapid-transit system on overhead tracks.  Its
      route goes from Surrey through Burnaby to downtown Vancouver.

Summary Stats:
   31 videogame units: 30 games + 1 duplicate + 4 extra Neo Geo games
    4 pinballs                    (2 Indy500)
    2 miscellaneous: hockey & basketball
   Area: 140m^2

Hours: Mon-Fri 1100-2345
       Sat-Sun 1000-2345
Restrictions: No smoking, food or drink.  Games use TOKENS only.
New games: 4 to 8 weeks.
Seating: None.
Lighting: Bright.  Ceiling is tiled with mirrors.
Misc: Quite busy during the day, when the mall is open.
   They charge too much, on the whole.  The maintenance is very poor;
   games have been left unfixed for days on end.  [AC]

Map:
     ##
     ####                         f1 = Hockey
 ^   != ###            N          f2 = Shoot to Win: free throws
 | E !NBA2###         W+E
 | n ! ^CUSA###        S            p1 = Tales From The Crypt:
 | t !^f1   %%###                         4plays=$1.50; 6plays=$2
 | r +     %Desk###                 p2 = Jurassic Park
 | a +      %% =pd###               p3 = Theatre of Magic
 | n #]          ~LE###             p4 = The Simpsons
 | c !=rad         ^VC###
 | e !     *I500(4) =MSH###           CUSA : 2 seats
 |   #$   #=p1  =p3#  -ith###         
18m  !=      =p2        -AP2###       aft = After Burner  (cockpit)
 |   !Race                =SFA###     bub = Bubble Bobble
 | E !     #=GA2 =D&D1#     =f2 ##    cy = Cybersleds
 | n !=aft -Raiden =SE2    =PB/ ##    ith = In The Hunt
 | t !       -Tet -bub   =WM/ ###     neo1 = KoF94, SS3, Windjammers,
 | r +                  =p4 ###              Super Sidekicks
 | a +   *SFA2 -neo2  ]  #####        neo2 = Fatal Fury Special, Spinmaster
 v n ! *VF2 =neo1  =FL#  =EA2##       pd = Power Drift
   c ###################  -Gal##      rad = Rad Mobile  (Sega)
   e                    +  =AvP#
                         +=cy###
                         #####

      <---------- 11m ---------->


============
Game Palace:   As of 1996.09.20
============
Phone: -unknown-
Address: About 3 minutes walk from Shooting Star, near to Cameron St.
   On Cameron Street is a library and rec-center (with washroom
   facilities if you need it).  Lougheed Mall is to the southeast.
Summary stats:
   31 videogame units + 1 extra Neo Geo game
    4 pinballs
   Area: 95m^2
Hours: Sun-Thu 0930-0000
       Fri,Sat 0930-0100
Restrictions: No smoking, food or drink.
   Up until ~1995 they used to use tokens.  Now you can use real money.
New games: 4 to 8 weeks.
Seating: ~6 padded stools.
Lighting: Dimly lit.
Misc: Quite busy during the weekend evenings.
   Fairly empty during the afternoon.  Busier when the nearby elementary
   school finishes a school-day.

   There is no change-machine, but you can go to the desk to
   exchange money.  There's always at least one person there.

   Every night they turn off all the machines (the high scores are erased).

Map:
    <----------------------- 20m --------------------->
                                                      #
 ^  ###################################################
 |  +   ~CUSA -EA2   =S45  -neo  *SFA2  =SE2 -cisco ] !
 |  #     -Tet  =SPF2T -XM   -x1   ~D&D2  -Mac  =SB2  + Entrance
 5m  +      ~KoF95 -SF2  =MSH  -pun    =MS            +
 |    #                                               !
 |    # =p1 =p3 -StB  -LE  =NHL %%%%% -T2 =PP  *I500  !       N
 |    #   =p2 =p4 =SFA  -ST  =WM%desk   *VC2 *A51  -x2!      W+E
 v    #################################################       S
                                                      #
  SFA : best 3 of 5 rounds.
  SPF2T : best of 1 round only.  :(

                           cisco = Cisco Heat-- 2 seater driving game
  p1 = The Shadow            neo = Puzzle Bobble, World Heroes2
  p2 = Jackbot: 5plays=$2    pun = Punisher
  p3 = Roadshow               x1 = Primetime Fighter
  p4 = No Fear                x2 = BOTSS-- sit-down console


==============
Shooting Star:   As of 1996.09.20
==============
Phone: 604-420-5567
Address: 156-9855 Austin St, Burnaby
   Located in the northwest corner of Lougheed Mall, in Burnaby.
   It's near to Walmart, and adjacent to Pizza Hut.
Summary stats:
   25 videogame units + 5 extra Neo Geo games
    3 pinballs
    2 miscellaneous
   Area: 85m^2
Hours: Mon-Fri 1000-2200
           Sat 0930-2200
           Sun 1200-2000
Restrictions: No food, drink or smoking.
   They use TOKENS except for the $1-games, like VC2 and Area51
New games: 4 to 8 weeks.  They have a good selection, though.
Seating: None.
Lighting: Bright.
Misc: They do good business during the day, but it empties out in the
   evenings-- the rest of the mall closes at 2100 Wed-Fri, or before
   1800 the rest of the week.

   There's usually one or two people at the desk who can exchange
   money and handle complaints.

   Every night they turn off all the machines (the high scores are erased).

Map:
      <-----5m----->

      ##+###########
   ^  #=PR =VF =S45#
   |  #  =LE2  -x1 #      N
   |  ####      ####     W+E
   |  #-neo    -f1 #      S
   |  #-NBA    =f2 #
   |  ####      ####
   |  #~Rev    =MSH#   f1= Jungle Jive
   |  #=UMK3   =SFA#   f2= Hoop It Up
   |  #=MS     -RnG#
   |  #=p1     =EA2#   p1= Dirty Harry:  4 plays = $2
  17m #=p2     =NHL#   p2= Star Trek TNG
   |  #=p3         #   p3= Road Show
   |  ####      ####
   |  #*VC2   =D&D2#   VF2 : versus human is best of 3 rounds
   |  #=TK2    *A51#
   |  ####      ####   neo = PB, Fatal Fury, KoF94, Art of Fighting2,
   |  #=SE2   *SFA2#         World Heroes, Mutation Nation
   |  #=VF2   *DUSA#   x1= SuperPool3
   |  #=FV     =KI2#
   |  # $      %%  #
   |  ###     %desk#
   |  #        %%%%#
   v  #            #
##++#+#            ##
    +    Entrance
    +
out +         ]
side+ inside-the-mall
 ---#####
    #


===============================
Simon Fraser University Arcade:   As of 1996.09.20
===============================
Phone: none.
Address: Located in the University Centre Building, near to the
   bookstore and pub.
Summary stats:
   19 videogames
    4 pinballs
   Area: 72m^2
Hours: -unknown-
Restrictions: Food, drink and smokes are allowed.
New games: 4 to 8 weeks.
Seating: No seats, except for two or three inadequate (too low) chairs.
Lighting: Brightly lit by indirect white neon lights.
Misc: SFU's arcade used to be much more pathetic, but they've moved it to
   a larger room and they've finally gotten some decent new games.
   Still, it's not big enough to deserve any staff of its own, so if
   you have a problem with a machine, you'll have to look hard to find
   someone in charge.

   They didn't have a change machine up until 1996.09.19.
   Now you can exchange loons, twoonies, 2-, 5- and 10-dollar bills.

   The volume on most of the games is rather quiet.  Sometimes you
   have to strain to hear them.

   They keep the machines on most of the time.  Some of the games
   get reset maybe once a week.

Map:
    <-------------- 12m -------------->
                                             S
 ^  ###################################     E+W
 |  #  =MSH   =A51 ~R2 =UMK3 *DUSA =p1#      N
 |  #=KoF96 *CUSA ~LE -R  =SFA2    =p2#
 |  #-PB                           =p3#
 6m #-Si2   =NBA2 *MTT     -golf   =p4##+##
 |  #*MS                   -----------#   #  DH : $1 = 1 life only
 |  #  *DH                            +   #  D&D2 : new non-glitch version
 |  #      =D&D2 =SC                 $!   #  NBA2 : $2 for complete game
 v  #>>>############>>>############>>>#
 ####!!!############!!+############!!!#    golf = US Classic Golf
 +                                    !
 +       ]   pppp ]                   !    p1= Twilight Zone:
 #+########+#######+###############   !       4plays= $1.50; 6plays= $2
         men's # women's          #   !    p2= Indiana Jones
               #                  #>>>!    p3= No Fear   : 5 plays = $2
                                Entrance   p4= World Cup : 5 plays = $2


=================================
Midnight Star Arcade & Movieland:   As of 1996.09.24
=================================
Phone: 604-687-2313
Address:  1015 Granville St
   Located directly opposite from Lion's Lair.
Summary stats:
   28 videogames
    4 pinballs
    1 air hockey
   Area: 80m^2 for videogame area
Hours: Mon-Fri 0930 - 0100
       Sat-Sun 1000 - 0100
Restrictions: 18 years or older: at the back they have cubicles with
   25-cent adult movies.

   Smoking and eating/drinking are allowed.
   They provide ash trays and enforce its usage-- this is actually
   possible because the attendant's desk has a clear view of almost
   the entire arcade.

New Games: 4 to 8 weeks.
Seating: 4 padded high chairs with swiveling bases and arm rests.
   And 1 padded stool.
Lighting: Brightly lit.

Misc: Most of their big-ticket machines have pitiable joysticks, you
   can't throw a fireball or ANYTHING on their SFA machine.  The place
   is also usually empty (even when the neighboring arcades are busy),
   which speaks volumes...  [Moby]

Map:
                Cubicles:
                 25cent
        N          adult-    ##########################
       W+E           movies  #-pp2   =FL3   =vr   =l&w!    ^
        S       #++#+#+#+#+#+#      =ba  =rf   ^or    !    |
                #            + %%%                    ! E  |
                #            #   %     =SB2 -PP -PB  ]! n  |
  ^    #######################%%%%     =NBA2          ! t  7m
  |    # =air   #-ms  -mm =S45 =av        =SE2 =MS  !!! r  |
 3.5m  +  hockey   =BAT2     -Gal                   +   a  |
  |    #                          =UMK3 *SFA2 =NHL  !!! n  |
  v    ##########=Rev =lnl p1-4 =SFA  EA2  =WM   =D&D2! c  v
                ####################################### e

       <---4m---><--------------- 12m ---------------->

  p1 = Pinball Magic         1play=50cents; 5plays=$2
  p2 = The Shadow            1play=50cents; 5plays=$2
  p3 = Jack-Bot              1play=50cents
  p4 = Maverick: The Movie   1play=50cents

  av = Avengers (2-d rendered fighter)
  ba = Bust-A-Move Again
  l&w = Lucky & Wild
  lnl = Locked'N Loaded  (2 guns)
  mm = MegaMan: The Power Battle
  ms = Ms.Pac-Man
  or = Sega OutRunners
  pp2 = Pole Position II (stand-up unit)
  rf = Racin' Force (2 seats)
  vr = Virtua Racing


===========
Command HQ:   As of 1996.09.18
===========
Phone: 604-945-7688
Address: 1317-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
   Located in the lower floor of Coquitlam Center, near the north
   entrance.  It's down from the food fair.

     Another location: (which I have yet to visit)
      101A-19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley
      Phone: 604-533-8001

Summary stats:
   41 videogame units: 40 games + 1 duplicate (SF2) + 4 extra Neo Geo games
   18 Nintendo consoles: miscellaneous games
    5 pinballs
   23 misc: 1 air hockey, 2 basketball, 19 etc
   Area: 160m^2 for videogame area
          80m^2 for the rest
Hours: Same as the regular mall hours.
       Mon,Tue 0930 - 1730
       Wed-Fri 0930 - 2100
           Sat 0930 - 1730
           Sun 1130 - 1700
Restrictions: No food, drink or smokes.  Games accept TOKENS only.
   Get tokens from the desk.
Lighting: Bright.
Seating: No seats.
New games: 3 to 5 months.
Misc: As indicated by the number of ticket-dispensers, this arcade is
   geared towards the pre-teen crowd.

   I hardly bother with this arcade as I don't like any of their
   games.  The only time I regularly played there was when they had AvP.

   Command HQ opened in 1992 or so.  Previously there had been a
   smaller arcade in the mall (~100m^2) called "Circuit Circus".

   They have pictures of dinosaurs and ancient mammals painted on the walls.

Map:
                           #######################
                         ###  ~MK2  =bozo  =mdog/#       ^
           N            ##\ -nnn =fcf   =neo1/   #       |
          W+E         ###  \                     #       |
           S         ##     |                    #       |
                   ###   #  |     -SF2 -neo2  =p1#       |
                  ##        |     -SF2 -MK    =p2#       |
                ###         >      -sr -AP    =p3#       |
               ##   foo1    |=XM              =p4#       |
   ####       ##            |=T2      =VF     =p5#       |
      #   #####             |-slam =SFA ~MK2  =A3#       |
      #####   ##          _/-kb     =MSH ^KI  -tf##+#    |
      #        ##       _/                     =Rev #   20m
   E  ! Nintendo       /# =moto                     #    |
   n  #             --------         =TK2      =StB #    |
   t  #######                     *DUSA *SFA2  ^Race#    |
   r             %%%%-------             -wf   *CUSA#    |
   a  ------    %%  %              =NHL -dai    ~ST #    |
   n           %Desk%   foo2                        #    |
   c  #########################    -ca -TMNT    -Tet#    |
   e  #                       +         -Simp   ^A51#    |
      #                       #   -XMen  -spi   -hit#    |
                              +                     #    |
                              #    =AirHockey       #    v
                              #######################
       <---------10m--------->
                              <---------7m--------->

  Nintendo = 18 small consoles: $1 for 20 minutes
             This alcove is also used for birthday parties and such.

  foo1 = 13 ticket dispensers
  foo2 = 6 ticket dispensers

  bozo = Bozo the Clown Basketball: mini-free throws
  fcf = Full Court Frenzy: mini-free throws   (out of order)
  nnn = Neck 'N Neck (ticket dispenser)

  p1 = Airborne
  p2 = Jurassic Park           3 tokens = 2 plays; 4 tokens = 3 plays
  p3 = Bram Stoker's Dracula   3 tokens = 2 plays; 4 tokens = 3 plays
  p4 = Tee'd Off               3 tokens = 2 plays; 4 tokens = 3 plays
  p5 = World Cup Soccer

  ca = Captain America and the Avengers
  dai = Daioh (vertical shooter)
  hit = Hit the Ice
  kb = Karate Blazers
  mdog = Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold (laserdisc gun-game)
  moto = Moto Frenzy: 2 bikes (Atari)
  neo1 = Alpha Mission II, Windjammers
  neo2 = SS, King of the Monsters, World Heroes 2, Cyber-Up
  slam = SlamMasters
  spi = Spider-Man the Videogame (Sega)
  sr = Sunsetriders
  tf = Turbo Force
  wf = WWF WrestleFest


================================
Jolly Genie's Pizza & Play Park:   As of 1996.09.20
================================
Phone: 604-421-8408
Address: 9898 Government Place, Burnaby
   It's only one block south from Lougheed Mall, in a solitary building
   apart from the others.  Somewhat off the beaten path.
Summary stats:
   25 videogames from the 1980's
    2 pinballs
   Area: 100m^2 (for videogame area only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 1100-2200
       Sat-Sun 1030-2200
Restrictions:  No smoking, food or drinks in videogame room.
   Some games use TOKENS, but other ones use quarters-- look carefully.
New games:  They completely stopped getting new games in about 1989.
Seating: There were 2 chairs 50cm high.
Lighting: Somewhat dim yellow.  Brighter on the first floor.
Misc: This place used to be Chuck E. Cheese's.  Sometime in the late
   1980's or early 90's, it switched hands.  Jolly Genie's is the same
   concept with different mascots.  Mostly, there are just pre-teens
   here with their parents.

Map:
 First Floor: Mostly dining/party-area, playground & many non-videogames.
    Starblade = 50 cents
    Dig Dug = 25 cents

 Second Floor:
   (Note: The x's represent the first floor.  The 2nd floor is much less
          than half the size of the 1st.)

   #    #####xxxxxx             Note: All doors shown here are
   #++###----.xxxxxxx                 closed to the public.
   #  f1      \xxxxxx
   +_      -SPO`--.xxxx
   #x\        -smb \xxxxxxxxx
   #xx\   -roc  -sup`--.xxxxxxx 16 steps #
   #xx|      ___   -msp \xxxxxxx to 2nd  #
   #xx|-lof />>>_     -G2`--.xxx floor  x####+##
   #xx|    /x<<xx\       -p1 \xxxxxxxx>>>>>>   +
   #####!+!##########]     -p2`-------------  $#
             ^      #              -hon        #  ^
             |      # foo1     -or         -SF2#  |
           spiral   #        -gpr   =foos -Simp#  |
             stair  #  -Hockey           -TMNT2#  6m
               case #                     -TMNT#  |
                    #  -moon -XMen  -tdr   -ssp#  |
        N           #-FL -sso -ram -add =VF    #  v
       W+E          #--------------------------#
        S           #xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx#
                    #xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx#

                     <---------- 13m --------->

  f1 = Big Mouth: ball shooter
  foo1 = 3 non-videogames
  foos = Foosball

  p1 = Super Mario Bros
  p2 = Fireball II

  XMen : 4 player version

  add = Nintendo super system : Addams Family
  gpr = Sega GP Rider (2 bikes)
  hon = Hang On (Sega)
  lof = Line of Fire: 2 player mounted-gun game
  moon = Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega)
  msp = Ms.Pac-Man
  or = Turbo OutRun
  ram = Rampage
  roc = Roc'N Rope (Konami 1983)
  smb = Vs. Super Mario Bros
  spo = Super Punch-Out
  sso = Sky Soldiers (vertical shooter)
  ssp = Super Sprint
  sup = Superman
  tdr = Thunder Dragon


=====================
Sidepocket Billiards:   As of 1996.09.21
=====================
Phone: 604-461-7665
Address: 99 Moray St., Port Moody
Summary stats:
    9 videogames
    2 pinballs
   13 pooltables
   Area: 30m^2 (for videogame area only)
Hours: 1200 - 0000 everyday
Restrictions: No outside food or drink (buy theirs).
   And in the videogame area: no smoking, food or drink.
New games: -unknown-  They're mostly late 1980's, early 90's games.
Seating: None.  All the chairs are in the pooltable section.
Lighting: Bright.
Misc: On the outside sign, it reads "Video Games - 8 Ball - Snooker".
   In the late 1980's, this place used to be called "Big Billiards".
   They changed owners a few years ago.

Map:
      <----- 6m ------>

   #####################     N
 ^   #-SF2 -XMen  =Race#    W+E
 |   #-SFA   =p1 -p2   !     S      FL : stand-up unit, 2 steering wheels
 5m  #=A51             !
 |   #-WR              !            p1 = Twilight Zone
 v   #=MSH    -NBA  -FL#                   3plays=$1
     ##!!+##!!!!!!!!!!##            p2 = Elvira and the Party Monsters
           p    Desk % !                   4plays=$1
               %%%%%%% ! Parking
   13                  +  Lot
   pooltables          +
                       !
                       !


==============
Westwood Mall:   As of 1996.09.28
==============
Phone: 604-464-5215
Address: 3000 Lougheed Hwy
   It isn't a true arcade: the games are just out there in the
   middle of the mall.
Summary stats:
   10 videogame units + 3 extra Neo Geo games
   Area: 30m^2
Hours: Mon-Wed 1000-1800
       Thu-Fri 1000-2100
           Sat 1000-1800
       Sun,Hol 1100-1700
Restrictions: No smoking.
New games: N/A.  Too few to bother.
Seating: None.
Lighting: Bright

Misc: This is a rather unpopular mall.  Coquitlam Center on the
   opposite corner of the block is much bigger and more crowded.

   Many of the games are in "Victor" generic cabinets with convex buttons.

Map:
             N               -MS  -SS3
            W+E              -S45 -ng
             S           \
                         /
 ^ ###              #### \ #############
 |   #              #    /
 4m  #-op -or -KoF95#    \  (further east)
 |   #  -MK2 -wf -dy#
 v   ################

     <----- 5m ----->

dy = Dynablaster (rip off of Atomic Punk)
ng = Puzzle de Pon, Super Sidekicks 3, KoF94, 3 Count Bout,
op = Operation (rip off of Operation Wolf)
or = Outrun : stand up unit
wf = WWF Wrestlefest


===================
High-Run Billiards:   As of 1996.09.23
===================
Phone: 604-298-1161
Address: 6722 Hastings St., Burnaby
   It's down the hill from SFU, next to Sperling St.
Summary stats:
    6 videogames
   12 pooltables
   Area: 40m^2 (for videogame area only)
Hours: 24-hours a day.
Restrictions: No outside food or drink (buy theirs).  Smoking is allowed.
New games: -unknown-  At least they're mostly new games.
Seating: ~7 padded stools
Lighting: Dim.

Misc: High-Run Billiards maybe shouldn't be in this guide, but it
   has more video games than your typical convenience store, barely.

   It opened in 1994, I think.

   The games are excessively priced.  Basically you're wasting your time
   if you come here and not play pool.

Map:                 #  Entrance is at north.
                     # 
             <--4m--># <-------- 11m -------->
                     #                        ^
     N       ##!!#!!##                        |
    W+E      #                                |
     S       #                                |
             #         12 pooltables         21m
             #                                |
 ^  ##++######                                |
 |  +                                         |
 |  # *KoF96                      %%%%%%%     |
 5m #*DH         =AF2 =PP *vp     %  Desk     v
 |  #       ^D&D2###########################
 v  ########+#####

    <---- 7m ---->

  vp = Video Poker


------------------------------------------
REVISION HISTORY:
Note: Comments in the guide by anyone other than Glenn are flagged by
      their name or initials in brackets.
  1996.09.13 - Started with SFU.  Drew some maps from memory.
  1996.09.14 - Completed maps for Lester's, Game Palace & Shooting Star.
  1996.09.17 - Completed map for UBC.
  1996.09.18 - Created map for Command HQ.
  1996.09.19 - Drew map of Lower Mainland.
  1996.09.20 - Created map for Jolly Genie's.
  1996.09.21 - Created maps for Sidepocket Billiards, Johnny Zee's,
               Lion's Lair & Ocean Star.
  1996.09.23 - Created map for High-Run Billiards.
  1996.09.24 - Created maps for Midnight Star & Movieland.
  1996.09.25 - Finished off Version 1.0.
  1996.09.28 - Created map for Westwood Mall

End.


To do:
   - get phone# for Lion's Lair  &  Game Palace
   - count the exact # seats in Movieland
   - confirm cost of KoF96 at Movieland


 


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